Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?

Stef Walter stefw at
Sat May 4 07:29:58 UTC 2013

On 04.05.2013 07:26, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> On 05/03/2013 03:08 PM, Reartes Guillermo wrote:
>> I think that the previous behaviour was better. (covering the password
>> with bullets).
>> At least the phones only show one character at a time, not the whole
>> password.
> GTK shows everything or nothing with visibility being a boolean setting.
> GTK would need to gain the ability to do this most likely through a new
> property for a GtkEntry widget.

There's already this exact phoneish password hint capability in GTK+
with the 'gtk-entry-password-hint-timeout' setting. Turn it on in
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gtk-3.0/settings.ini, or use



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